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City 4, Mike Garcia 2, The City 2, City Hall 2, Finra 1, Ymca 1, Enguard 1, United Nations 1, Francis Xavier Crowley 1, Thea Starby 1, Thea Selby 1, Stockton 1, Fbi 1, James R. Herman 1, Usf 1, Joel 1, San Francisco Chronicle 1, Puc 1, The City 's Atm 1, Merced 1,
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    November 2, 2012
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i want to work to make that happen as supervisor. i also will do the simple things like fix the road and the sidewalks that are in disrepair in district five which limit the mobility of seniors and the disabled. as supervisor i will support small businesses. i will talk to small business people in district five, they say that are feeling squeezed by skyrocketing grants and red tape and competition for big box stores. i will represent at city hall to address the issues that effect the bottom line. i will work to protect the character and the culture and the diversity of our city by supporting development projects that are consistent with the san francisco value and support our pressing need for affordable housing. as supervisor, i will work hard to improve public safety. i don't believe that we are currently spending our sparse law enforcement resources wisely. the idea that if you bust drug
crime, you will decrease property and violent crime has been scientifically disproven. we need to spend our scarce, law enforcement resources wisely, by having police patrol our streets on foot and be present in the neighborhood getting to know the residents. i will push hard for a true community policing model as supervisor and that is a promise. i believe one of the most important things a supervisor can do is listen to the people of the district and be responsive to them. i will be responsive to the people of the district not beholding to the downtown interest that seem to control our politics in this city. i will represent the people of district five not developers. i believe in the transformation all power of new ideas. i think that we need a city run hate street museum to be a tourist destination and the history of the area. my campaign is different. we are listening to voters we are not using political door hangers that end up as garbage
on our streets and alienate voters. our campaign collaterol is all reusable including grocery bags, we need to walk the walk of sustainability. >> i am running for district five supervisor, and i humbly ask for your vote in this important election. thank you. >> hi i'm john riso. i lived in district five for 27 years with my wife and daughter, my daughter went to the public schools here in san francisco. i'm running in san francisco as supervisor to fix some of the city's most pressing problems. i am very interested in fixing education. i was elected twice by the voters to the community college board where i have been dealing
with tough issues, such as corruption, severe budget deficits and mismanagement. i have been able to make tremendous progress on all of these to fix the problems. now we need to return our attention to the city's schools. the city is not doing enough to help the district. we have a, shrinking cool year while the classes are increasing in size. >> i want to address the affordable, the city fees are going up and up and up and small businesses are priced out of the city and i need to work on that. i also am a sierra club activist. for 15 years working in the green energy field, i am a transit activist as well as well as working on parks. so in the environment i need to tell everyone, that muni is a priority, without muni the city will come to a stand still and it is not working properly right now. other cities can do transit systems even with snow and
terrible weather, and san francisco can't. we need to fix it. i've worked in the green jobs area. i have helped push through go solar sf, which has created hundreds of jobs in san francisco and i need to do more of that for the citizens of san francisco. i will close with the idea that san francisco and district five in particular need a hard-working supervisor who has a stable background and a proven track record of making hard decision and getting things done. and i'm that person. >> hi, my name is thea starby and i am asking you to make me your next district five supervisor. as a long time neighborhood activist, i am able to speak
and more importantly listen to people from all walks of life and all, professions. >> i have gotten these groups to talk and listen to each other. i have got involved in politics after 2007 double homicide across the street from my house where i live with my children. after that tragedy, we came together as merchants, neighbors, with the supervisors and with the police, and we changed the neighborhood from one where people were afraid to walk on my side of the street to one that is safe, thriving and ininclusive. we started a merchant and neighbor association, we do walks and safety meetings and i can see a 2,000 square foot mural that serves as a gateway to the district. these are some of my proudest accomplishments and showed me when you step up to the plate
change can happen. as a small business owner i have a keen understanding of our city's up and downs and we can get things down with tight time lines and budgets. i started my own budget ten years ago, we do marketing for socially responsible media like mother jones magazine and the new republic and other titles like seven by seven magazine and california home design, we give the employees a paycheck and i am proud to say and health insurance and we are here through the good times and the bad. larger corporations who swoop in during the booms and disappear during the busts get the kind of benefits that we small business owners have never heard of. no one offered me a police station, a tax break or a express bus, quite the opposite. our business was evicted through the market as a result of doubling and tripling rents. >> small business is the economic engine of san francisco and i will do all that i can to support it and to
make it thrive. i also am a mother, raising two boys on hate street and sending them to public school on public transit. i know we have good schools, but i also know the fear of trying to figure out education, health insurance, transportation, and affordable housing, with kids this is a struggle. we face it in the familis in san francisco. i have a concrete investment in the quality of life in san francisco from reliable muni to save schools and streets. i am truly walking the walk in this race, my values come from my life experience, they are not plat taouds that i have chose ento get votes. i am in politics because i see a need for a neighborhood voice. residents and merchants we have great ideas that should be supported by the supervisor. i'm running a grass roots campaign hiring women, youth and lgbt to be staff, walking
and knocking all over this district. i want a safe and thriving district and i want to be a strong voice for you at city hall. i'm endorsed by the san francisco bay guardians, the san francisco examiner, the dog patch. the democratic club and the executive association and please vote for thea selby for district five supervisor. >> hi, my name is andrew belie and i'm running for district 7 supervisor. thank you very much for watching this video. your time is precious and i deeply appreciate you giving me five of your minutes. since entering this race people constantly ask why the heck would i want to be supervisor. my answer is as simple as it is
idealic. kess tick. my love, dedication and concern for our glorious city. i offer a uniquely fresh perspective and core belief in responsible, practical accountable government. it's not sexy, but it's what we need. professionally i'm a cartographer. san francisco department and the environment, law firms, national park service and many more. i'm a father, a husband, a homeowner. our daughter is a fifth generation san franciscan. my lifelong record of volunteerism is one major way i stand out among the other candidates. while living in the dorms at san francisco state i started and ran the recycling program which reaches over 5,000 campus residents. after moving off campus i delivered thousands of meals for project open hand and tutored literacy to adults. enteredctionv a -- supervisor
elsbernd appointed me, i worked with sfpd, play guitar, give blood several times a year, and going over this list, hoping to demonstrate to you my core belief in civic duty and community involvement. i also believe that the next step in my ability to contribute is to help govern as supervisor. now just a few of the many important issues. we are in economic straits and need to be conservative with our finances now and for the future. pension, salary and benefit reform has come a long way, but we need to do more. let's work with all stakeholders to assure that rules are based on fairness and financial realism for all, not for the personal enrichment of a few. i would rewrite the public flaping rules which are costing the city millions. why should a candidate receive up to 150,000 city tax dollars then spend that money on consultants in walnut creek or in san jose which is being done
now? i'm not one of the quarter million dollars candidates but i've raised several thousand dollars, buttons, website, campaign essentials all produced here in san francisco. homelessness and panhandling, when friends visit from out of town they are aghast at the number of people on the streets. some are truly destitute. on the other end of the spectrum, some have homes. compassion, resources and outreach are crucial, but we also need city government to know that we won't tolerate people fighting, stealing, making messes or harassing residents, shoppers and visitors. i applaud the mayor for recently working with police, dph and the courts to institute mandatory treatment for the most chronic and costly individuals. but we also need law enforcement to tell people that they can't rome around town or come in from outside the city to block sidewalks and beg for change. this is a tough topic to tackle
without sounding like some uncompassionate right wing jerk, but the situation is getting worse and we need to do what is best for everyone, including residents, small business owners and visitors. let's raise all schools up to excellence. we won't have to send our kids across town because the school lottery didn't work out. city college: let's follow the state restructuring report and learn from the operational dysfunction that has plagued the college for years. this brings up proposition a. we should not be burdening homeowners and small businesses with another tax, but city college is too important to jeopardize so i will put aside my taxation reservations and vote yes on a. public safety, using a number of methods let's encourage our police and firefighters to live here in the city. we will have another earthquake and we need them here, not up in pet lululemon a, not down in half moon bay. speaking of earthquakes are you prepared?
right choice voting, like it or not it will be a factor in this race. i hope you'll choose me in this race. if you're already committed please consider me for second or third. whether you vote for me or not, please just be sure to vote. it's our right, it's our privilege and frankly i believe it's our duty and i won't tell you who to vote for for president, but my candidate handled don't ask don't it will and we share. thank you very much. >> my name is francis xavier crowley. as a district 7 native, i want
to represent the twin peaks neighborhoods because i care about the community i grew up in and want to serve my fellow residents. my record as a dedicated public servant, community volunteer and leader of the international alliance of theatrical demonstrates my commitment to san francisco. performing arts, symphony, television, motion picture industry in san francisco. i am proud of the work i've done to bring both labor and management together. the stagehand has a strong working ship with management. we forge contracts and deals that bring both sides together and provide compromises that give working people excellent salaries and benefits and management to operate beneficially and turn a profit. in my mind this is the type of leadership and the type of relationship building that is exactly what we need from district 7 at city hall. during my 15 years as leader of
the stagehand, i distinguished myself as a skillful negotiator and leader in one of the most competitive sectors, san francisco economy, managing several hundred contracts and generating 1.3 billion in wages. in lead he ship with stagehands i played a vital role as president of the public utilities commission, and a member of the chamber of commerce. during my time as president with the puc, i managed the time on budget, the largest infrastructure project of the generation. and the 4.6 billion hetch hetchy project that ensures the protection of our water sister. during my time in the port commission i led the charge of the development of the james r. herman cruise terminal which serves multiple purposes by creating jobs and protecting the industry that has been part of the backbone for the port and part of the future in terms of fishing transportation and mobile goods and services.
i have no ambition for any other than this job as district 7. i was born in the district, graduated from here, i lived in san francisco my entire life. i raised my family here. i know the people and residents, not just my district, but the entire city. i would be an excellent representative of district 7 but the entire city. i am the number one choice of the democratic party and number 2 chartion of the bay guardian and number 3 choice of the republican party. conservatives, moderates and progressives support me because they trust me. i have a record of putting the city first and demonstrating capacity to work with different viewpoints. as supervisor i will make funding of public safety initiatives which includes training new police and firefighters my number one budget priority. i will make sure that promises made at park merced are kept. make sure that the boat house
at lake merced is built with input from the community and becomes a beacon for local residents and their families. i will also make sure there is a real pipeline for students and a local academic institutions. return thousands of jobs that are becoming available as companies seek to improve and move into the city and hire and thrive. my career has been prepared for me for this job. i have the record of experience to serve and the ability like no one else in this race for district 7. i humbly ask for your vote in the election district 7. please vote fx rally number 1 on november 6. >> hi, i'm joel, the only candidate endorsed by the san francisco chronicle to be your next supervisor in district 7. i'm running for supervisor because we don't need city hall to ban toys and happy meals. we need city hall to fill potholes. you know, we paid to fill those
potholes twice. first in taxes and then a bond. but do you think our streets are twice as good? we need accountability for our money. we also need common sense. i know common sense is a buzz word, but people are hungry for it. i love john stewart in the daily show, but san francisco has to stop giving him such easy material for his jokes. if you're tired of city hall not focusing on the basic, if you're tired of your house being the city's atm and if you're tired of the same old politics and the same old choices, i offer you an independent choice for supervisor. i'll be your advocate. if you're like me, you want san francisco to be an off beat tolerant and fun. but you also expect a functioning city that buses run on time, potholes get paved, and city programs are held accountable nor how they spend our money. i'll be your common sense supervisor. the reality is we need to raise revenue and cut spending.
we can't pretend we're immune to what's happening 100 miles away in stockton which is going bankrupt on pensions. we have to face the reality of basic arithmetic. i'm not against taxes, but just have to be spent smartly and with accountability. we need to audit programs and pay for only what works. we can't just keep going back to homeowners with bonds and parcel taxes and use them as the city's atm. we have to champion entrepreneurs. that means if someone has a good idea, city hall should help make it happen, not delay it with bureaucratic roadblocks. we need a one-stop shop at city hall that makes it easy to start and grow small business. a dynamic local economy depends on small business. we can't live on facebook alone. i'm a small business owner and i know why it's important to streamline the process at city hall. i have also held government accountable, both as a journalist and in my social justice work at the aclu. i'll hold government accountable again. this time from inside city
hall. san francisco is a city of neighborhoods which is why it's important that your supervisor pay attention to what our neighborhoods need. i want to focus on kids and families. too many are moving away from san francisco. we need them. that's why i want to make sure our parks are centered on recreation for kids, families and pets. we need more affordable middle class housing for families and most important, we need neighborhood schools so you can walk your kids to. and everyone on the block goes to the same school, neighbors know each other. they can bond. it's the best way to build a strong community. i went to public schools and state college which equipped me for many opportunities in life. i was fortunate to receive a full scholarship to harvard where i recently completed a master's degree in public administration. i'll work hard to apply the public policy lessons i learned to bring common sense to city hall. when the san francisco chronicle endorsed me they called my website smart.
i hope you agree. check it out, enguard that's engardio,.com. if you're you like what you see, share it with your friends. i'll work for you, not for the special interests that back other candidates. if you want a true candidate vote for joel engardio as district 7 supervisor. thank you. >> hello, my name is mike garcia and i'm running for supervisor in district 7. i'm proud to be endorsed by the incumbent district 7 sean elsbernd as well as supervisors scott weaner, carmen chu, and alioto-pier and barbara coffman. many organizations have endorsed me kg building owners managers and association e san francisco apartment association, the association of
realtors, plan c, the chinese american democratic club, the alice lgbt democratic club and the coalition for responsible growth to name but a few. i am originally from norxv and new orleans and i have an mba. i was one of nine children. when i was in new orleans i started two businesses. a band booking agency and management marketing consulting firm. i also taught high school math to under privileged children and i later taught at loyola university in their business department. i was very active in the civil rights movement in new orleans. i moved to san francisco in 1980 with my wife cheryl and our son scott because i bought a seat on the pacific stock exchange in order to trade options for my own account. i did that successfully until 1980 at which time i became an arbitrator for finish ra, the financial industry regulatory authority. i'm still an arbitrator for finra. i also taught as an adjunct
professor at usf. i taught real estate in their finance department. when i stopped trading i became more deeply involved in that district. i was elected to the st. stevens school board and was also appointed to the board of directors at the stones town ymca. i coached youth sports at the y and i also fund raised for both organizations. later fund raised for sacred heart where my son went to school and st. ignatius where my daughter went to school. my son is in the police department and my daughter works in the tech industry. my wife and i are very proud of both of them. i served on my homeowners association as delegate to the western twin peaks western counsel and worked to prevent stones town project which would have altered the character of our neighborhood. i fought to get two stop signs on eucalyptus drive. i waged an eight year battle to get playground equipment. i negotiated with loyal high
school to -- a building pr project in our neighborhood. in 2001 i was appointed to the board of supervisors to the ethics commission and elected president by my fellow commissioners. in 2004 mayor newsome appointed me to the board of appeals and i served two terms as president. the issues that are most important to me are the economy and jobs. pension reform and quality of life issues. as someone who started and ran three successful businesses and taught business at two universities, i feel as though i'm equipped, well equipped to understand business and to look at legislation through an economic prism to determine its effect on our budget and our jobs. it is important to me to stress that while i have a strong business background, i am not asymmetrical. i care deeply about social issues. in order for san francisco to help children, at-risk teens, the he will sadderly and anyone who needs a helping hand from government, we need to get and keep our fiscal house in order. kennedy said the budget is a
moral document of a society. and i adhere strongly to the sentiments of that statement. i will use my experience i gained as a commissioner to streamline the processes of some of our city departments, particularly the permitting process. we have allowed process to become product. we should not defy our building codes and vilify the builder who is trying to navigate the system. we need to change the culture of doing business in san francisco, be more accommodating to individuals who provide necessary services or housing or office space or seismically safe hospital beds and in the process create jobs and ultimately add to our tax base so that we can get back to maintaining the high quality of life that we have the right to expect in the greatest city in the world. such as good transit system, high quality schools in every neighborhood, well maintained streets, parks for children and adults to enjoy, and the
assurance that the police and firefighters will be given the tools necessary to keep us safe on our streets and in our homes. my name is mike garcia and i would love to have your support for district 7 supervisor. thank you. >> hello, my name is lynn gavin and i'm running for supervisor november 6, 2012 in district 7. i am sick and tired of being sick and tired of the malfeasance and corruption in our local government and have decided to do something about it by running for supervisor. my mother helped raise one of the most distinguished and respectable law enforcement officials in this country who was considered an untouchable.
he is respected by both major political parties. organized crime runs our local government. it is apparent by the fact that six supervisors violated state laws to pass a sweetheart deal for the park merced developer. when they were called out for breaking the law, they collaborated to break the law that granted citizens and residents oversight to their activities. the retaliation they deliberately vote today remove the sunshine ordinance task force only physically disabled member. even though they offered to stay on the task force until they successor could be found. the sunshine ordinance task force has a mandate that one member must be physically disabled at all times. they deliberately voted to remove the only physically disabled member of the task
force, and the removal of this person was the dismantling of the sunshine task force. as a result, the sunshine task force could not perform their duties. it has been five months since the sunshine ordinance task force has met. when the six supervisors voted to remove the physically disabled person from the task force, two felonies were committed. they were obstruction of justice and felony perjury. sunshine ordinance section 67.36, the sunshine ordinance shall supersede all local law. the sunshine ordinance provides the residents a check and balance watchdog of local government. elected officials and department heads, including the mayor. under the sunshine ordinance, the board of supervisors must take the tutorial every year
and sign an affidavit that they agree to uphold the sunshine ordinance. i am running for office to address corruption and malfeasance within our local government. san francisco was once renowned for its glamour and sophistication. it is the birth place of the united nations. residents of the city and people across the nation call san francisco the theater of the absurd. i was born and raised in missouri. my mother helped raise one of the most distinguished and respectable law enforcement officials in this country, former head of the fbi william webster. if you have the courage to vote for me, i will show you that elected officials do care about civic pride and integrity. my mother raised me right. let's get busy. we have a lot of work to do.